Living Well Blog

By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
May 22, 2024
Here’s a little secret about your heart: Your ticker loves it when you sleep.Good, consistent sleep is great for our heart. Poor sleep, notsomuch.Sleep helps everything from our immune system to our mental health. But our heart also benefits.Let’s start with blood pressure. When we sleep, our heart… See more
May 22, 2024
Sleep is still a little bit of a mystery. While we don’t know everything about sleep, we think it does several important things.Sleep helps us conserve energy. When we sleep, our metabolic rate drops. We use about 35 percent less energy than we do when we’re awake.That doesn’t mean our body is at… See more
April 12, 2024
If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Around 35% of adults have a sleep disorder. If you head to bed tired at night but can’t go to sleep — including not being able to fall asleep, restless sleep, waking up… See more
August 29, 2023
We all feel tired some of the time, and often it’s nothing a few restful nights of sleep can’t cure. Fatigue is also common when you’re suffering from allergies or fighting an illness or infection.Medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders and fibromyalgia can also cause ongoing tiredness, and… See more
August 29, 2023
Many prescription and over-the-counter medications come with a slew of side effects, including making you feel overly tired. Meds affect people in different ways, and the presence and prevalence of side effects can vary.It’s always a good idea to take your meds and supplements or a list of them to… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 19, 2023
Do you like sleeping in on the weekends? Many of us look forward to staying under the covers on our Saturdays and Sundays, especially after a late night or a long week. The extra shuteye helps us recover from missed sleep during the week. Or so we think. Unfortunately, this kind of inconsistent… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
February 28, 2023
Do you like sleeping in on the weekends? Many of us look forward to staying under the covers on our Saturdays and Sundays, especially after a late night or a long week. The extra shuteye helps us recover from missed sleep during the week. Or so we think. Unfortunately, this kind of inconsistent… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 21, 2022
Sleep deprivation is a widespread problem that many Americans face. Disordered sleep, whether it be driven by: A health issue Work conditions Lifestyle Poor sleep leads to fatigue and raises your risk for injuries. Sleep deprivation is also linked with many chronic illnesses including:… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 12, 2022
Do ever wake up out of breath or gasping? Are you unexplainably exhausted during the day? Does your spouse complain that you snore loudly? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be one of the 22 million Americans with sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that involves repeated… See more
November 1, 2021
If you sleep poorly, you risk more than crankiness in the morning: You risk your heart. Studies show that even if you are at a healthy weight, get exercise and don’t smoke, too little sleep can increase your risk for heart disease.  That’s because good sleep does more than leave us feeling… See more
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